Dr Stella Sandford
|Position:||Reader in Modern European Philosophy|
|Location:||Room Pr Tb 7011, Penrhyn Road|
After completing my PhD at the University of Essex in 1997, I worked at various UK universities until I joined the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy in 1999, when it was based at Middlesex University. I moved to Kingston with other members of the CRMEP in 2010.
Philosophy of sex and gender; philosophy and feminist theory; philosophy and psychoanalytic theory; philosophy of 'the subject'; Simone de Beauvoir; Plato and the reception of Plato in modern European philosophy.
'Philosophy, Feminist Theory and Transdiciplinarity'
'The Epistemology of The Interpretation of Dreams'
A philosophical interpretation of Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams, specifically of its challenge to the 'commonsensical' distinction between dream and reality. This involves drawing on aspects of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and showing how Freud's 'epistemology' challenges Kant's.
The Sex of Natural History
Drawing on both Locke and Kant, and specifically Kant's distinction between description of nature and natural history (given the role of teleological principles in the latter) this project proposes a philosophical investigation of the historical practice of classification in natural history and the foundational place of sex classification within it.
Educational and professional qualifications
|1997||PhD, 'Levinas and the Question of the Feminine' , University of Essex|
|1992||MA Continental Philosophy , University of Essex|
|1991||BA Philosophy and History of Ideas , Middlesex Polytechnic|
Recent teaching (2013-14) on the MA programmes in Philosopy includes:
PH7801 Kant and His Legacy: a focussed study of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and its reception in both the 'continental' and 'analytical' philosophical traditions.
PH7701 Kant and The Aesthetic Tradition: a focussed study of the Critique of Aesthetic Judgement in Kant's third Critique and its place in the European aesthetic tradition.
PH7902 Freud and Lacan: A philosophical study of selected texts from Freud and Lacan, including 5 weeks on The Interpretation of Dreams.
I have supervised PhDs on Levinas and Foucault; feminist art theory and Lacan; and the genealogy of materialism. I am currently supervising or second supervising PhDs on Freud's concept of (de)negation; Irigaray; Kant's concept of 'faculty'; phenomenological psychiatry; phenomenology of depression; and queer theory.
I welcome enquiries in these and other areas, including (but not limited to) feminist philosophy, philosophy of sex and gender, philosophy and psychoanalytic theory, critical philosophy of race, Locke and 'continental' philosophy, and Kant.
I have been a member of the Radical Philosophy Editorial Collective since 1996.
I am a member of the Executive Committee of the UK Society for Women in Philosophy.
I am a member of the British Philosophical Association.
I am amember of the Society for European Philosophy.
Sandford, Stella (2013) Spontaneous generation: the fantasy of the birth of concepts in Kant’s 'Critique of pure reason'. Radical philosophy(179), pp. 15-26. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (2011) Sex: a transdisciplinary concept. From structure to rhizome: transdisciplinarity in French thought (1). Radical philosophy(165), pp. 23-30. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (2008) 'All human beings are pregnant': the bisexual imaginary in Plato's Symposium. Radical Philosophy(150), pp. 24-35. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (2006) Book Review of: Simone de Beauvoir: philosophe, by Michel Kail. Radical Philosophy(140), pp. 51-53. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (2006) Sexually ambiguous: Eros and sexuality in Plato and Freud. Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities, 11(3), pp. 43-59. ISSN (print) 0969-725X
Sandford, Stella (2005) Book Review of: Simone de Beauvoir, edited by Margaret A Simons with Marybeth Timmerman and Mary Beth Mader. Radical Philosophy(133), pp. 52-55. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (2005) Thinking sex politically: rethinking 'Sex' in Plato's Republic. South Atlantic Quarterly, 104(4), pp. 613-630. ISSN (print) 0038-2876
Sandford, Stella (2004) Book Review of: Abstract sex: philosophy, bio-technology and the mutations of desire by Luciana Parisi, and The sex appeal of the inorganic, by Mario Perniola. Radical Philosophy(127), pp. 35-40. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (2003) Book Review of: Beyond sex and gender by Wendy Cealey Harrison and John Hood-Williams. Radical Philosophy(118), pp. 36-38. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (2002) Book Review of: An introduction to feminist episteologies by Alessandra Tanesini, and Illusions of paradox: a feminist epistemology naturalized by Richmond Campbell. Mind, 111(442), pp. 491-499. ISSN (print) 0026-4423
Sandford, Stella (2002) Book Review of: Truth and singularity: taking Foucault into phenomenology by Rudi Visker. Radical Philosophy(113), pp. 43-45. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (2000) Book Review of: The Edinburgh encyclopedia of continental philosophy by Simon Glendinning (ed.). Radical Philosophy(102), pp. 42-45. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (1999) Book Review of: African-American philosophers: 17 conversations by George Yancy (ed.). Radical philosophy(95), pp. 55-57. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (1999) Book Review of: Liberation and purity: race, new religious movements and the ethics of postmodernity by Chetan Bhatt. Radical Philosophy(95), pp. 57-58. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (1999) Contingent ontologies: sex, gender and 'woman' in Simone de Beauvoir and Judith Butler. Radical Philosophy, 97, pp. 18-29. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (1999) Levinas in the realm of the senses: transcendence and intelligibility. Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities, 4(3), pp. 61-73. ISSN (print) 0969-725X
Sandford, Stella (1998) Book Review of: Levinas: an introduction by Colin Davis, and Basic philosophical writings by Emmanuel Levinas. Radical Philosophy(87), pp. 49-50. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (1998) She loves me, she loves me not... Book Review of: 'Love between equals: a philosophical study of love and sexual relationships' by John Wilson. Times Higher Education Supplement, ISSN (print) 0049-3929
Sandford, Stella (1997) Book Review of: In spite of Plato: a feminist rewriting of ancient philosophy by Adriana Cavarero. Radical philosophy(81), pp. 50-51. ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Sandford, Stella (1996) Book Review of: 'Emmanuel Levinas: the genealogy of ethics' by John Llewelyn. Radical philosophy, 80, ISSN (print) 0300-211X
Merck, Mandy and Sandford, Stella, eds. (2010) Further Adventures of the Dialectic of Sex: Critical Essays on Shulamith Firestone. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. 304p. (Breaking Feminist Waves) ISBN 9780230100299
Sandford, Stella and Osborne, Peter, eds. (2002) Philosophies of race and ethnicity. London, U.K. : Continuum. 220p. ISBN 0826459943
Sandford, Stella (2000) The metaphysics of love: gender and transcendence in Levinas. London, U.K. : Athlone Press. 179p. ISBN 0485115662
Sandford, Stella (2013) The incomplete Locke: Balibar, Locke and the philosophy of the subject. In: Balibar, Etienne, (ed.) Identity and difference: John Locke and the invention of consciousness. London, U.K. : Verso. pp. xi-xlvi. ISBN 9781781681343
Sandford, Stella (2010) The dialectic of The Dialectic of Sex. In: Merck, Mandy and Sandford, Stella, (eds.) Further Adventures of the Dialectic of Sex. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 235-253. (Breaking Feminist Waves) ISBN 9780230100299
Sandford, Stella (2007) The origins and ends of 'sex'. In: Kerslake, Christian and Brassier, Ray, (eds.) Origins and ends of the mind: philosophical essays on psychoanalysis. Leuven, Belgium : Leuven University Press. pp. 163-183. ISBN 9789058676177
Sandford, Stella (2005) Writing as a man: Levinas and the phenomenology of Eros. In: Katz, Claire and Trout, Lara, (eds.) Emmanuel Levinas: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers. London, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 369-387. ISBN 0415310547
Sandford, Stella and Osborne, Peter (2002) Introduction: philosophies of race and ethnicity. In: Sandford, Stella and Osborne, Peter, (eds.) Philosophies of Race and Ethnicity. London, U.K. : Continuum. pp. 1-9. ISBN 0826459943
Sandford, Stella (2002) Levinas, feminism and the feminine. In: Critchley, Simon and Bernasconi, Robert, (eds.) The Cambridge companion to Levinas. Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press. pp. 139-160. ISBN 0521662060
Sandford, Stella (2001) Masculine mothers? Maternity in Levinas and Plato. In: Chanter, Tina, (ed.) Feminist Interpretations of Emmanuel Levinas. University Park, Pennsylvania : Pennsylvania State University Press. pp. 180-202. ISBN 0271021136
Sandford, Stella (1996) Feminist philosophy and the fate of Hegel's Antigone. In: Griffiths, M. and Whitford, M., (eds.) Women Review Philosophy: New Writing by Women in Philosophy. Nottingham : Nottingham University Press.
Conference or Workshop Item
Sandford, Stella (2009) Of Gods and men: the Timaeus and the universal ontology of sex. In: Philosophy seminars; 19 Mar 2009, Hatfield, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Sandford, Stella (2008) Beauvoir: the transformation of philosophy and philosophical transfiguration. In: The legacies of Simone de Beauvoir: 16th Simone de Beauvoir Society Conference; 13 - 15 Jun 2008, Newcastle, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Sandford, Stella (2008) Of Gods and men: the natural beginning of sex? In: Fourth Annual Joint Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy; 29 - 31 Aug 2008 , Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)